Synopsis: Hirokazu Kore-ede’s (Nobody Knows) award-winning film is a warm and inventive story about what matters in the world beyond. At a station somewhere between heaven and earth, the newly dead are greeted by guides that help the dead look through their memories and find the one defining moment of their lives. The guides are then tasked to re-create the past as the dead remember it, so that they may always keep with them their most beloved of remembrances. But what of the mysterious guides and their strange jobs of inspiring and then remaking and evoking events and emotions from the past? Were they once alive too, did they have memories? Kore-eda’s film explores a universal, human theme with an unusual story suffused in a glowing mysteriousness to find what is most touching, most surprising, most romantic, and ultimately most memorable about the lives people live.
Runtime: 118 minutes